Georgia Football: 10 Myths, Stereotypes Bulldog Fans Need to Dispel

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Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Georgia Bulldogs helmet sits on the sideline during the first half of the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

No. 8: Georgia “stole” their logo from the Green Bay Packers

The only real answer to this myth is, it’s hard to steal when you have permission.

When Georgia head coach Vince Dooley wanted to change the helmet logo for the Bulldogs in 1964, he reached out to the folks in Green Bay and asked for permission to use their Power-G logo as a starting point. The Packers obliged, and with a few tweaks and changes, Georgia’s most recognizable logo was born.

Other teams (such as Grambling State) use the same basic G logo, but never are accused to stealing or copying like Georgia.

It was an homage to a classy NFL organization, and a great gesture by the Packers to say yes.

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